Top Picks – March 5

The Greenfield Community Choir is looking forward to spring with its concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St.

“The Patchwork of America” is the theme of the concert, and the group will be singing several compositions written by various American composers including Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli, Moses Hogan, Sam Pottle and others. Call 765-717-9263 for more information.

Dig out your saddle shoes, your poodle skirt and your penny loafers for Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church’s sock hop at 7 p.m. Saturday at 3179 N. County Road 600W.

DJ Rob Hart will be spinning the ’50s tunes, and there will be food on sale at ’50s prices, including nickel coney dogs, 10-cent cokes and Nehi orange soda. Singer Stacy Boyd will be performing some of the greatest hits of those days, and there will be an exhibit of time-period photographs on display.

Cost of admission is $3. Information: Donna Zering at 317-509-7823 or the church at 317-894-8965.

The insatiable pursuit for unimaginable wealth that was known as the Gold Rush redrew the face of the American landscape during the last half of the 19th century as thousands of people converged on the American west to seek their fortunes.

The Eiteljorg’s new exhibit, “Gold! Riches and Ruins,” opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 9. The exhibit includes gold nuggets and things made out of gold, original mining equipment, paintings, journals and diaries from gold miners and their families.

Also, don’t miss the chance to actually pan for gold and use what you find to purchase items in the Museum Store. Contact the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in downtown Indianapolis, at 317-636-9378 or visit for hours and admission.

No Exit Performance presents the original bad romance, “Giselle,” a love story, or rather, a ghost story, of Disney-princess proportions.

No Exit’s version of this classic ballet is an eerie, raw adaptation where the audience experiences the desperate brutality and regret of a truly broke heart. “Giselle” is showing now through Saturday at IndyFringe, 719 E. St. Clair St. in Indy. Information: